Nights for Wednesday 2 October 2013
7:10 Beatlemania Down Under
The Beatles in Australia exhibition curator Peter Cox on Australia's intense and dedicated relationship with the Fab Four.
Left: The Beatles leave Sydney airport for New Zealand, 21 June 1964. Photo: A. Kemp/Fairfax Syndication.
Right: The Beatles with stand-in drummer Jimmie Nicol at their Melbourne press conference, Southern Cross Hotel, 14 June 1964. Photo by Laurie Richards. Arts Centre Melbourne, Performing Arts Collection.
7:30 Spectrum: The Conductor
Retired orchestral conductor Stephen Estall provides classical music for locals in The Porthole, a popular entertainment venue and watering hole in his home town of Lyttelton. Spectrum's Deborah Nation drops in.
8:15 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke from the University of Auckland on the musical genre defined by four key stylistic elements – rapping, DJing/scratching, sampling, and beatboxing. Tonight, southern hip-hop.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama - Te Wherowhero (Part 14 of 15)
The story of the warrior who became the first Maori King, adapted from King Potatau: An Account of the Life of Potatau Te Wherowhero the First Maori King by Pei Te Hurinui and read by Selwyn Muru and Rangi Chadwick.
A series of half-hour current affairs programmes, featuring Radio New Zealand's most experienced correspondents.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 New Jazz Archive: - Nina Simone
Delving into the many shades of jazz, digging in the archives and selecting from the standards and classics to the modern masters and future movers and shakers. In this hour, it's a look inside Nina Simone’s private diaries and a chat with Simone biographer Nadine Cohodas about Nina’s life and music – from her roots as a gospel and classical musician to her place as one of the fiercest voices for civil rights. And we’ll of course listen to some of Nina’s best from her more than 30 year reign as the High Priestess of Soul.